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Cypress Provincial Park

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Gorgeous ski area in the city!

This is where the local kids really learn to ski. Mine did. It’s a place you can go to after school... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Christina H
West Vancouver, Canada
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Great Hike

My buddy and I did a hike up a Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park. Great little hike for 2kms... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Fort McMurray, Canada
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Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, this mountainous park offers a variety of forested hiking trails as well as panoramic views over Vancouver.
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Off Woodgreen Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7G 1L3, Canada
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is where the local kids really learn to ski. Mine did. It’s a place you can go to after school and in the evening. Lifts and a variety of runs. Some of the most spectacular views of Howe Sound to be found are from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christina H
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My buddy and I did a hike up a Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park. Great little hike for 2kms. Great views. They have Hines for all different levels. Well worth going.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The lookouts have great views of Vancouver city. Perfect to catch a great sunset on a clear night! We did a couple of hikes and they are very family friendly with beautiful vistas.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deven S
Reviewed July 17, 2018

In addition to providing access to a variety of hiking trails in the summer. Cypress is also a great place to catch the stunning views of Vancouver from higher up. There are a number of lookouts along the road up. A very nice viewpoint and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank smrgeog
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Amazing views of the City of Vancouver. The best part is that it is free. The worst part is getting there from South Vancouver.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JCJ2015
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Fantastic lookout for views of Vancouver. Not too bad of a drive, about half way up the mountain. Easier and better than going all the way up to Grouse Mountain

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Trish B
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This park is very close to my house, and I go here often. If you hike far enough, you can get to a set of waterfalls, which are definitely worth it. If you like beautiful nature trails, nice views, and peace, you need to come...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank peraltiago
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I went to Cypress Provincial Park in October, at the tail end of a hiking trip through Canada. My friend and I hiked the Black Mountain and Cabin Lake trail and had a blast!! It was pretty difficult at first for me, as I was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Laurakmitchie
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Whistler. It is a really quick stop but well worth it if the skies are clear. Great views of downtown Vancouver.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KnoxTravler
Reviewed October 5, 2017

While visiting Victoria and then driving to Nanaimo my son and I originally had plans to hike a trail north of that town and then catch the ferry in the afternoon to Vancouver. That ferry was all booked though so we had to get the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Archana P
April 11, 2015|
Response from MagicintheWoods77 | Reviewed this property |
There are specific buses to take to Cypress For certain they leave from many downtown hotels For certain there is a stop at Park Royal in West Vancouver to take you up there The is a stop at Lonsdale Quay after you take the... More
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Vancouver, Canada
Exploring Southwestern Saskatchewan (8 Replies)
We are thinking of spending a few days in 2012 exploring southwestern Saskatchewan with friends from Alberta. (I know it's early days yet, but we visit annually either in BC or in Alberta. Towards the end of this year's visit in BC, the discussion turned to "well, what shall we do next year?") We have discovered a common interest in southwestern Saskatchewan. The friends want to visit Cypress Provincial Park and Ft. Walsh National Historic Site. DH wants to go up to the Great Sand Dunes...More
July 27, 2011|
Response fromMaureen B|
We drove through that area two years ago and stayed at the Elkwater Lake Lodge, which is actually located in the Alberta part of the Cypress Interprovincial park. It was a lovely hotel. A lot of the sites were within a couple of hours drive. One particularly interesting one was a vinyard that had only been open a couple of years.
Los Altos, California
Lynn Canyon, Cypress Provincial Park or Mount Seymour ? (1 Reply)
Hi, We have a few days in Vancouver. We want to spend at least one in the city and Stanley. One we want to go hike in Stawamus Chief near Squamish. We have a day or two in which we are debating: we want to go hiking but not sure where: Lynn Canyon, Cypress Provincial Park or Mount Seymour ? Or maybe some place else? After that we will head for 2 days for the island. Any tips/suggestions will be great!
July 15, 2009|
Response fromRobyn|
I'd probably pick Lynn Canyon because it'll offer you a slightly different experience than the Chief. You won't be climbing, and you won't be hiking in the mountains - you'll be in the temperate rainforest at the base of the mountains. Cypress and Seymour have views over Vancouver if you get to the right trails, but the view from the Stawamus Chief is more impressive. I don't know - you really can't go wrong, but Lynn Canyon's a unique experience with the free suspension bridge and access to...More
Several questions about Cypress Provincial Park (5 Replies)
I've read about the beautiful views of Vancouver from the Cypress Provincial Park. Here are my questions: We'll be driving from Vancouver to Whistler. I know the park is on this route, correct? Is the exit well marked? Where/what park of the park should we go to for the best views? How long will this detour take? I want to make sure we make it to Whistler in time. Thanks!
May 18, 2011|
Response fromVancouverite67|
Yes, the exit to drive up Cypress is very well marked off Highway 1 through North Vancouver. If you are worried about finding it, I find its helpful to "drive" the route on Google street view first - so you know what you are looking for. The main viewpoint is also well marked - its just a pull out on a major hairpin in the road. There is also a picnic area a bit higher up that looks like it might have a nice view, but we haven't stopped there (always just rushing up for the skiing.) I've...More